Tomboy

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Laure is 10 years old. Laure is a tomboy. On her arrival in a new neighbourhood, she lets Lisa and her crowd believe that she is a boy. Truth or dare? Dare. Summer becomes a big playground and Laure pretends to be a boy like the others... different enough to get the attention of Lisa who falls in love with him. Laure takes advantage of her new identity as if the end of the summer would never reveal her unsettling secret.
 
“I wanted to situate the main character in her relationships, but I didn’t want it to be a chronicle of childhood. The project had three strands: the portrait of childhood that is spiced up by a real story and the convergence of the two which was a challenge from a directorial point of view. I made sure I always steered clear of the social drama aspect because I wanted to incorporate smiles and laughter, and work on the contrasts. Childhood makes that possible“, says Céline Sciamma.

Festivals: 

Berlin Film Festival – selected for Panorama and Generation sections, Teddy Jury Award; Torino LGBT Film Festival – Jury and Audience prizes; Zlin Film Festival (Czech Republic) – The FICC Jury Special Prize and The Miloš Macourek Award – Special Recognition for a Feature Film for Youth; Odessa International Film Festival – Golden Duke statuette for Grand Prix.

Céline Sciamma

Céline Sciamma was born in 1978 and grew up in the Paris suburbs. After a master’s degree in French literature, she followed screenwriting courses at the French film school La Femis. She shares her work between collaborations with directors and writing feature and television projects. Water Lilies, her first feature film was selected in Cannes Un certain Regard (2007) and in more than 30 festivals worldwide. Tomboy is her second feature film.